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,THE MIGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 190G.
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Monday, Feb. 26, 1906.
The robin is reported to have arrived
but indications are that for a few days
at least he will wish he hadn't.
Ray Dart, a student of the Univer
sity of Minnesota, has been blind for
years, but pursues his studies by
proxies, doing his writing on a type
writer whose keyboard he has mas
tered. His father is State Senator
Dart of Litchfield. The' young man
does not carry a cane, yet Le walks
about alone with freedom. He is a
clever pianist, an expert carsman and
takes much delight in fishing.
for our goods.
( Moderate and well-directed tariff re
vision to relieve the American con-1
sunier of the onerous tribute now paid
to specially protected interests, and to
curb the monopoly taxing power of the
great industrial trusts is likely, also, to
be prominent in democratic platforms
and in democratic discussion between
now and the November elections.
The protective system was not built
in a day, and it cannot be torn down
in a year, nor, perhaps, in a decade
Discriminating duties and export
bounties by other nations may make it
necessary to approach with circum
spection the complicated task of cut
ting out the robberies of the Dingley
act; but the task must be performed
and the democratic party is ready to
DAILY SHORT STORY
THE LITTLE REPORTER.
RATE BILL IN SENATE
(Continued From I'.'ige One.)
merceand to prohibit companies from
directly or indirectly contributing
money to any political committee or to
any candidate for political office.
Washington. Feb. 2G. William Nel
son Cromwell appeared before the sen
ate committee on interoceanic canals
today and made a lengthy statement
regarding his relations with the Pan
ama canal. He asserted his participa
tion in its affairs since the purchase by
the United States had been by invita
tion. The only compensation he had
received from the United States was
that as attorney for the Panama rail
road, a position he held before the
United States acquired the road.
Andrew Carnegie, who is at present
Fojjurning in Feruandina. Fla., is busi
ly engaged there in writing his auto
biography. He ifcasraircAdy.vwrittwi
the first two chapters of it. This", it
is said, will in all likelihood be Mr.
Carnegie's last book, and he will de
vote much of his spare time to the
writing of it. He selected Fernandina
chiefly because he was assured of get
ting peace and quietness there. Mrs.
Carnegie and their daughter are with
Representative Rodenberg of the 22d
district is a fair specimen of the willy
nilly congressman. When the repub
licans under the lead of Representative
Babcock went into opposition to the
omnibus statehood bill, Mr. Rodenberg
was one of them. He declared that
Arizona and New Mexico were not
ready for statehood and objected to
their admission even as one state. But
when the persuasion was applied he
backed down, deserted the ranks of the
insurgents and like a good Indian, lin
ed up with the machine.
The fury and indignation of the peas
ants in Italy over the fact that W. K.
Vanderbilt's automobile rant-ever and
maimed a boy while tearing through
the country, is not only natural but
justifiable. That this spirit should
have been intensified almost into mob
violence when the nabob of the ma
chine in which he and his wife and
chauffeur were touring the country, at
tempted to brush the people aside by
saying something to the effect that the
damages would be taken care of all
right was likewise reasonable. It was just
as human as Vanderbilt's remark was
Inhuman. He should be very well con
tent that he escaped with his life.
WAR ON CREVE COEUR CLUB
Mothers of Peoria Denounce "Wild Or
gies" of Recent Banquet.
Peoria. Feb. 20. The Mothers' club
of Peoria is after the Creve Coeur club
and has risen in protest over what is
termed the "wild orgies' which were
indulged in at the Washington blrta
day banquet, when Thomas Lawsou
failed to make his speech on the "sys
tem." The mothers declare that the
"carryings on" at the Lawson banquet
were disgraceful and must not be re
peated. They have appealed to the
clergy and those whose husbands be
long to the Creve Coeur club have
promised to hold star-chamber inter
views with them and to refuse to al
low them to attend the next banquet
unless the cocktail is left off the menu.
Shcot and Burn Negro.
Shreveport. La., Feb. 2G. A mob of
500 men shot to death Wiltze Page,
negro, aged 30, and afterwards burned
the body near Bienville Saturday af
ternoon. The negro was captured dur
ing the night and was identified by
Sarah Grant, a 11 -year-old girl, as the
man who attempted to assault her.
Vanderbilt Goes Free.
Pisa, Italy. Feb. 2G. William K. Van
derbilt, Jr., left yesterday for Monto
Carlo. His chauffeur followed in the
motor car. Mr. Vanderbilt did not
make any statement concerning the
automobile accident at Ponte Dera,
German Tar in War.
The passage by the German reich-
sragoi h.mperor Williams special tariff
bills postpones for a year and four
months the tariff war which Germany
. nal announced her intention to begia
upon our products on the 1st of March.
These bills authorize the Gtrman
government to go on until June 30,
10. admitting our products at the
same tariff rates which Genua nv as
sesses upon imports from countries
wan which she has reciprocity treaties.
The arrangement leaves our commer
cial relations with Germany in the
same unsatisfactory and threatening
condition which called- forth the pro
test and the warning of the recipro
city convention in August.
We maintain unabated the Dingley
tariff bojeott on German trade and
Germany only postpones her threat of
reiauauon until another and final ses
sion of the present congress shall have
been he!d and a new congress has
come Into being.
Readjustment, for mutual benefit, of
our commercial relations with Ger
many, and with other nations which
stand toward us In the same position
as Germany, was rendered impossible
in the present session by the narrow,
selfish ana stiff-necked opposition of
Dingley standpatters in the senate
and by a pact between the president
and the speaker to choke off tariff dis
cussion in the house.
In the short session of next winter
the republican congress will do no bet
ter than It has already done. Relief
can come only from the Sixtieth con
gress, to be elected in November of
this year. The issue so sharply rais
ed between the interests represented in
the reciprocity convention and the
standpatters in Washington will ne
cessarily, therefore, be fn.,h
the polls in- the election of the new
During the campaign democrats will
of course, aggressively attack, the
trade-killing excesses of the . Dingley
schedule, pledging themselves to in
itiate and support such reciprocitjr ar
rangements as will open wide the ports
uaiiuua io American pro-,
ducts and extend American markets in !
ev-xf quarter where a demand exists
FOLLOWED WIFE TO PEORIA
Edward Kabo, Colored, Gets Himself
Behind the Bars.
According to Peoria newspapers, Ed
ward Kebo, a colored man whose home
is in this city, has been held there un
der $300 bonds for drawing an ugly
looking knife on his wife and threaten
ing to kill her. The woman, it seems.
fled from her husband and took up her
abode in Peoria, whither she was fol
lowed by her persistent spouse.
Flyer Crashes Into Freight.
The California flyer of the Rock Is
land road collided with a Milwaukee
freight in the Muscatine yards Satur
day afternoon. No one was seriously
injured. Traffic was delayed several
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It was Saturday night in St. Peters
burg. Oh the morrow the subjects of
the white czar were to march to Lis
palace to present a monster petition.
In the office of the Fatherland the
managing editor sat alone. The night
force had not yet reported for work.
A footstep was heard climbing the
stairs, and presently a boy not mon
than fourteen years old came Into the
"Are you the editor V" he asked.
"Yes. sonny. What can I do for
"I thought that since there's to be
trouble tomorrow you might need extra
"You think that you'd like to march
at the head of the petitioners and re
ceive the flrst fire of the troops?"
"The 'Little Father' will not let his
soldiers fire on his people."
"Sonny, the people are deceived. This
time tomorrow our streets will be
drenched with blood."
"Well, my mother needs food, and 1
must make It for her any way I can
Shall I march with the petitioners to
morrow and send you copy?"
"You have worked in a newspaper of
"Come around in the morning, and I
may find work for you to do in the of
The next day the name Ivan Ivano
vkh was entered on the rolls of the
Fatherland. It was Sunday morning,
and the excitement In the office was
intense. The managing editor was iu
no good humor. Kvery reporter on the
paper had sent in some excuse for not
appearing for service. L.ittle Ivan
while carrying copy upstairs to the
composing room, passing the sanctum
heard his chief threateningto discharge
every mother's son of them. The boy
"Why can't I go out to report the
march of the petitioners?" heasked
"fiet out of here!" snarled, the editor,
"Am 1 reduced to sending children out
The boy went on his way, .and the
editor went on growling nt his re
An hour later the ehildrenof the
Little Father" commenced - their
march. With a priest ns their Header
without the slightest show of' force
like a flock of sheep, they werei going"
as humble suppliants. Walking 3n the
throng was Ivan Ivanovich. I13e had
taken a pencil and paper and, leaving
the office without permission, , hurried
away to fill the gap left open! by the
nonappearance of the reporters. On
marched the people, unopposed for a
time, but presently n row of brfestling
baronets appeared in the distance,. and
an officer was sent to order the pet!
tioners to halt.
We are goiug to see the "Little Fa
ther" to tell hirn of our wrongs. He
doesn't know how his subordinittes
treat us. We are going to tell him."
The people, consisting of men, wom
en and children, kept right on in the
face of death. The little reporter, who
had fallen behind while writing his re
port of the march, saw a boy about his
own age running toward -the rear. Ivan
called to him and asked 'where he was
"I'm going to get outlof this. The
troops will fire with ballfcartridges.
"Ilold on a bit," said ilvan. and he
wrote a few more woriTte. "There it
is." he added, " 'with ball and car
tridges.' Since you are going, please
take that to the office off the Father
The boy grasped the message and
sped away. Ivan crannmed his pad aud
pencil in his pocketuuid pushed through
the crowd to the front. Just as he
wriggled between those facing the
troops there was if sound of many ex
plosions, and a moment litter the crowd
where the boy stood loaked like the
edge of a field of (grass over which the
first sweep of a arg-the had pwssed.
Half an hour hiter a surgeon took
hold of the limj (figure of a boy and,
holding him up, asked:
"Are you hurt?
"Yes, I am. I fear I shall not be able
to get my copy ; in to the office. I
haven't even wriLfrn It out."
"Never mind your copy. If I can
"You can't, and; since you can't you
might save my copry for me."
The surgeon looked at the boy In
"I've sent an account of the march
and had Just comeup In time to be In
at the firing. Ivewritten some, notes
for them to fill in -at the office If 'I can
only get them there. Can't you find a
messenger for me, doctor?"
Meanwhile theimanaging editor of -the
Fatherland had picked up hearsay re
ports as the petitioners began to march
and was sending them through the
presses. A boy carme In and. laid a pa
per on his desk.
"What's this?" he asked.
"Ivan said It wtas copy." And hettold
how It had been given him by the
young reporter. The editor listened,
astonished, then sent the copy upstatrs.
with the order to "kill" what had gome
Hefore. Later a man came In. with an
other batch of copy, or, rather, blood
stained notes, on the firing on the peo
ple by the czar's troops. The editor,
filled It out himself and sent it to the
Fathetic as was the story, more pa
thetic was the last arrival from the
f font at the office of the FaUierland. It
was the body of the' little reporter on
a pushcart. Bent In by the surgeon who
had picked up Ivan. It was carried
up to the editorial sanctum and laid on
a writing table. There, covered with
flowers. It was visited by hundreds
irho had heard of the boy's heroism.
MARY T. .WINSTON.
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